First edition, edited by Sophia E. Thoreau and William Ellery Channing
The first three chapters of A Yankee in Canada appeared in Putnam's magazine in 1853 under the title "Excursion to Canada."
"Prayers" was attributed to Thoreau by mistake, only a prayer in verse included being his (on p. 120, with first line "Great God, I ask thee for no meaner pelf"). The essay itself, first published in the Dial, is by Emerson, and is now published in his Natural history of the intellect
Bound in publisher's cloth; BAL notes 3 variant designs and a variety of cloth grains and colors; Borst details cloth variants, but describes only the design corresponding to BAL binding A
Borst, R.R. Thoreau
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy rebound inhouse
Thoreau, Sophia E; Channing, William Ellery, 1817-1901; Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882. Prayers